“Safe and Unsafe Touch” not “Good and Bad Touch” Why?

Clearly describing Personal Body Safety rules involves helping children develop the capacity to recognize, resist (to the extent possible) and report sexual abuse.Through one’s experience, Enfold has often come across individuals who communicate the Touching Rule using the words “good and bad”, when helping children learn personal safety rules. Read more

Mass molestation – How does this end?

The recent molestation in Bengaluru on New Year Eve has rightly created a big uproar in the media. However, the highlight of the discussions have been circling around what happened and how it could have been avoided, with a short term focus. Does this address the core issue – which is lack of ability of adults in our society to discuss sexuality, responsibility and personal safety with children, adolescents and young people? Its time we move from band – aid type problem based solutions to lasting interventions and methods that address the core lacunae. How do we do this? Where do we start? Read more

Talking about Safe and Unsafe Touch

Child sexual abuse (CSA) is very common both in India as well as worldwide. Parents can help in fighting this menace by learning about all aspects of CSA – how it happens, why it happens, why the child does not tell, what you can do if you find out about it, how to support the child and what to do about the perpetrator. A small scenario here gives us a brief idea of how to have this conversation with children. For more information do reach out to us. Read more